Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners where you choose a random book from your Goodreads TBR to talk about.
This Week’s Book:
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Brilliant, heartbreaking and highly original, Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling.
This is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born. It tells of Vietnam, of the lasting impact of war, and of his family’s struggle to forge a new future. And it serves as a doorway into parts of Little Dog’s life his mother has never known – episodes of bewilderment, fear and passion – all the while moving closer to an unforgettable revelation.
Why I want to read it:
I was immediately intrigued by the title and this beautiful cover, but the wonderful reviews are what really told me I should have this book on my tbr. This book sounds different from anything I’ve read before, so I’m very excited to get to it.
Have you read this? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!